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Here you'll find quizzes on all sorts of aspects of the English language ranging from vocabulary, word origins, spelling, to the history of English.   

There are 1,537 quizzes and 15,370 trivia questions in this category.
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folder Borrowed Words and Phrases (52 quizzes) folder Etymology (118, 1 new)
folder Grammatical and Lexical Items (70) folder Idioms and Proverbs (224)
folder Language Use (172, 2 new) folder Spelling Bee (77)
folder Varieties of English (194, 6 new) folder Vocabulary (622)
1
Meet Tom Swifty

Do you like puns? So you'll like this peculiar kind of word play called Tom Swifty. Explanation given in the first question.
Average (10 qns)
zordy
53817 plays
2
The Evil Essay

As an English instructor, I spend a good deal of my life helping people write essays. See if you already know the basics of essay writing--or, as I call it, "The Evil Essay".
Easy (10 qns)
pagiedamon
9195 plays
3
Become a Better Writer

Everyone needs to write sometimes. You might have to dispute a bill in writing or compose a self-evaluation. Or, you just might want to write a quiz at FunTrivia! Learn a few basics to becoming a better writer.
Average (10 qns)
Pagiedamon
5850 plays
4
Fun with Words

This quiz will deal with some unique properties of words, obscure word facts and uncommon words.
Average (10 qns)
dan2626
5556 plays
5
I Can Has Cheeseburger?

A little hodge-podge about some words in the English language and why they can be so daunting to foreigners, small children, native speakers, farm animals, etc. (In response to an author's challenge)
Tough (10 qns)
logcrawler
6399 plays
6
Words and Symbols

Here is a quiz to see if you know the following useless, yet interesting information, about some of the oddities of the English language.
Average (10 qns)
57wordsmith
13431 plays
7
How Much Do You Really Know about Full?

The word 'full' sounds at first like the opposite of 'empty'. It appears, however, in a lot of other contexts. This quiz will try to point some ways to see 'full' in a lot of new ways.
Very Easy (10 qns)
Windswept
3384 plays
8
Meet Tom Swifty again.

My preceding Tom Swifty quiz had an unexpected success and many quiz maniacs asked for more.
Tough (10 qns)
zordy
6063 plays
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